1st June 2015
The 27th May 2015 saw the launch of ILC Canada at the University of Ottawa.
The launch was a great success with more than 160 attendees, and support from the Canadian Medical Association and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. Margaret Gillis, the President of ILC Canada, was the MC for the event. The Minister Responsible for Senior, the Honourable Alice Wong, provided the welcoming remarks and ILC Canada Vice President, Gloria Gutman, delivered the keynote address on “Super Centenarians.”
ILC Canada is housed at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Science and the Dean, Dr. Helene Perrault, spoke on the partnership. Notably, a description of Dr. Louise Plouffe and Dr. Kalache's work on Age-friendly communities resulted in a burst of applause from the audience. Dr. Kalache, Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance, sent a recorded greeting on behalf of ILC Global Alliance.
ILC Canada were honoured to welcome representatives from key Canadian organizations on aging and some of the Embassies and High Commissions of ILC Global Alliance members. Media were in attendance and below you will find the print and radio interview from the CBC:
From 6 May to 11 June 2021, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism hosted the Robert N. Butler–Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy: "Combatting Loneliness in Aging: Toward a 21st Century Blueprint for Societal Connectedness" online.
3rd September 2021
The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.
The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.
5th August 2021